Out of line is a book born from this long quarantine that forced us to stay at home, the result of the idea of designer and creative director Valerio Oliveri and designer and artistic director Max Spencer.
“I wanted to help people in trouble, I wanted to do it in a way that was as meaningful as it was fun, so I started poking around for inspiration. It was then that I realized how many of my friends complained that they were both hopelessly bored and excited without being able to do anything. Many of them were falling into a myriad of thousand-year-old tropes, cooking mother dough, doing puzzles. Then someone mentioned coloring books. How do you make coloring books more fun? Sex, of course.”
The artist that have participated are 49: Alice Wietzel, Alva Skog, Ana Curbelo, Anastacia Sholik, Annu Kilpelainen, Bobbi Rae, Clemence Gouy, Daiana Ruiz, Derek Abella, Derek Zheng, Dracula’s Flute, Egle Zvirblyte, El Neoray, Franz Lang, Genie Espinosa, Haein Kim, Hollie Fuller, Hunter French, Ian Moore, Inga Ziemele, Jan Robert Duennweller, Jinhwa Jang, Johanna Walderdorff, Joren Joshua, Josh Mckenna, Karan Singh, Kate Prior, Maria Contreras Aravena, Mariano Pascual, Mark Bohle, Marylou Faure, Melissa Kitty Jarram, Miguel Angel Camprubi, Minet Kim, Nicko Phillips, Nicolo Bianchino, Pieter Van Eenoge, Ruan Van Vliet, Seba Cestaro, Sebastian Curi, Sebastian Schwamm, Shawna X, Simon Landrein, Sofie Birkin, Tanya Teibtner, Theresa Baxter, Tina Kaden, Unpis Wa, Zeloot.
For a total of 104 illustrations to be colored.
The profits generated by this book will be donated to AKT, a charity that supports young LGBT+ people in the UK who are facing or experiencing homelessness or living in a hostile environment.
Out of line is a way to peek into the “intimate thoughts” of forty-nine illustrators, who represented their fantasies during this quarantine.
Here you can buy a copy of the book.